Alex Schulte, 2016, United States

Alex Schulte

On the MIB program: I chose to attend Fletcher because of its unparalleled Master of International Business (MIB) program. Only at Fletcher can you simultaneously acquire the concrete skills of an MBA and study the full spectrum of issues that are inherent to conducting business in an international environment. In my experience, from consulting at Monitor Deloitte in DC to managing an $8M business in Addis Ababa, I have learned that having core business skills and an understanding of the local context are both equally important. Where better to learn these skills than at a world-class institution that has been teaching students to become world leaders longer than anyone else?

On the diversity of the community: Just as important as the academics at Fletcher is the opportunity to learn from a diverse set of individuals that are as interested in the international business environment as you are. For example, during a discussion of international consumer products markets, we were able to draw on the experience of classmates who had worked for Unilever in South Asia and P&G in Europe and Africa. In fact, my classmates are now one of my first sources of information when I am conducting research. The geographic and experiential diversity of the Fletcher community has proved to be very useful in class, and the network I have developed will be invaluable long after graduation.

Favorite magazine

The Economist

Favorite author

Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite band

The Arctic Monkeys

Favorite city

Vienna, Austria

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher

Clean energy

Fields of Study

  • International Finance and Banking
  • Energy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Tufts Energy Conference (TEC)
  • Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC)
  • Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP)

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, The College of William and Mary

Experience before Fletcher

  • Consultant, Monitor Deloitte Consulting LLP, Washington DC, USA
  • Manager, Valsek Nutritional Foods PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Business Planning and Strategy Unit Intern, Chinergy Co., Ltd. (nuclear energy), Beijing, China

Languages

  • French
  • English